Nature & adventure


Nature is key to the Norwegian way of living and quality of life. OIS takes advantage of this to enhance the educational experiences of our students and to promote inter-cultural and international awareness. The following co-curricular activities are compulsory:

  • Nature School to learn about local plant and animal life (Pre-School - Year 2).

  • Overnight stay at a local farm (Year 5).

  • Brennabu Winter Activity camp: skiing, snow shoeing, alpine skiing, survival in the mountains (Year 6 - 7).

  • Kragerø Sea School, a one-week camp to learn about the ocean during spring: geology, marine life, sailing, fishing, exploration, boat safety (Year 8).

  • Troll Aktiv, a one-week camp during summer at an outdoor activity camp: rock climbing/rappelling, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, white water rafting, team building, rip wire, banana boating, water safety (Year 9).

  • Field Trips of various types are organised throughout the school year, bringing the classroom into the real world (Year 7 - IB).

  • Various all-day forest walks, museums visits; Viking Ship, Munch, Polar etc, and bike rides on forest tracks (all year levels).

  • Swimming lessons at a nearby indoor heated pool (all Primary year levels).

 The After School Activities Programme also offers downhill ski courses (with bus shuttle service included to and from the slope).

Knut Sørlie